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MAJOR gives young people tools from Judaism’s toolbox to illuminate their lives.
Rabbi Daniel Meister owns a large inflatable boat which he loads with his wife and kids! He’s fascinated by exploring new places. His love of nature is apparent in his work and his hobbies. In between adventures, he helps Jews reach their full potential. He passionately shares relevant Jewish wisdom for every area of life
Beth Meister keeps MAJOR running smoothly and enjoys welcoming MAJOR guests into her busy home. A former librarian and current teacher, she is generally in the middle of several books. Beth enjoys playing board games with her children, relatives, and friends. She uses her vast knowledge of books and games to help many confused parents and children!
Chaim loves golf! Even his five-year-old has a golden swing. Chaim’s nuts - he almost bought his own driving range!!! Chaim runs a very successful property management business. He seems happy living in Milwaukee despite being from Miami! In his spare time, his wife and two sons see him indulging his other passion - Torah learning and living!
Life is a puzzle, and Temima is out to solve it! Or at least bits and pieces. An avid puzzler, busy wife and mother, and creative amateur engineer, Temima brings her active mind and life experience to each challenge. Always looking for the elegant solve, she loves connecting with people, especially her Jewish family, and seeing how we all fit together. An active mother and community volunteer, she is an inspiration to her friends and family.
Avraham Yosef Rosenberg does his best to take what helped him find his path to inner balance and use it to help others achieve theirs. He’s a psychology student who frequents the gym and enjoys basketball along with most athletic activities. He is also a family man who loves praying, learning Torah, having deep conversations, and helping people.
Learning with Chaim has opened up so many paths of Jewish thought, Jewish spirituality, and Jewish understanding that I was never exposed to growing up. Our honest and open dialogues are something I cherish and am constantly excited about. Our weekly learning sessions are often the highlight of my week and bring up topics and conversations that I never knew could pertain to Judaism. Thank you Rabbi Meister, Rebbetzion Hyman, and Chaim for all you have done for me and my life!
I would like to thank MAJOR for introducing me to Seriously Souled. In the past several months over the pandemic, I have felt very disconnected from my Judaism and the Jewish community, and I feel that by participating in the various sessions offered, my interest in Judaism was reignited. The students and teachers all come from a wide range of backgrounds, which helps people to fit in better, because not everyone is starting off on the same level.
I joined this program hesitantly, because as a grad student, I have a lot on my plate. But I feel that it’s important to take a step back and analyze what really matters to me – to step out of my comfort zone, and try new things, to see if I find that I gain fulfillment from something I wouldn’t have expected otherwise.
Overall, I’m very proud to be a part of MAJOR and the Jewish community in general, and I’ve had a very positive experience with this wonderful group of people.
MAJOR has provided me with many opportunities in different areas of life. Networking, Travel, Community, Learning. The only way I was able to study in Israel was with the help of MAJOR.
The lesson I left with when I came to Israel was that the more opportunities you take the more opportunities you’ll be presented with. When you seize an opportunity, you’re faced with more potentialities. The growth is exponential. Carpe Diem.